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    Ashoka Fellow Ahmad Edilbi - Syria

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    The name of Ahmad’s organization, Dubarah, means “I’ve got your back” in Arabic. Since 2013 it has been empowering those forced by conflicts in Iraq and, chiefly, his own Syria to flee to unknown places, giving up all. After becoming a refugee himself, Ahmad leveraged his background in marketing and communications and built a web platform that mobilizes the Syrian diaspora—old and new—into active mutual support networks. 

    Good Grief! Is It Possible to Bridge Our Differences?

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    "From the outset, our end-goal was one of culture change. People woke up and realized they were in relationships only with people that looked like them and believed in the things they believed. They wanted to break out of that, but didn’t know how. So we decided to stage an intervention."

    Bina Nepram: Her Path To & Through Exile

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    “Don’t ask any questions.

    Peace advocate: Children 'confused' between good, bad in Marawi crisis

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    Fast Company: Investing in Post-Conflict Startups to Save the World

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    Last week, Fast Company published an article on the importance of investing in post-conflict zones to kick-start the local economy, foster entrepreneurship, and reduce the chances of a relapse. As the article states:

    Ushahidi in the Classroom

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    Last month I taught the first ever course on “Technology and Peace” at the UN-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica.

    US Fellows honored by Obama; featured in the NY Times.

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    Obama honors an Ashoka Fellow:

    From Feeling to Doing: Overcoming the Bystander Effect

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    Over the last few weeks, there’s been a flood of commentary, outrage, and too-little-too-late actions over the sexu